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#25 2007-06-08 05:20:18

damienbuckley
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From: Brisbane, QLD, AU
Registered: 2006-02-24
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Re: Got my copy of Textpattern Solutions today

Awesome book, thanks guys.

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#26 2007-06-08 16:26:32

Nathan Smith
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Re: Got my copy of Textpattern Solutions today

I’m glad you guys are liking it. I’ll re-ask what Mary did, that if you enjoy it that you write a review on Amazon. Also, wanted to say that half of all the money I make from it will go right back to the TXP core development. I figure, if not for them, no book (still, it’s nice to have a little for myself).


Are we all figments of God’s imagination?

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#27 2007-06-23 11:42:14

goncalo.dumas
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Re: Got my copy of Textpattern Solutions today

I already love the book, it’s a must-have! Even to those familiar with textpattern!

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#28 2007-06-25 18:09:26

Joey
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From: Netherlands
Registered: 2005-01-19
Posts: 255

Re: Got my copy of Textpattern Solutions today

Just ordered it from Amazon.de marketplace, expecting it friday :D Can’t wait to read it and have it on my desk. Thank you all!


Regards,

Joey

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#29 2007-06-25 20:04:45

iblastoff
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From: Toronto
Registered: 2006-06-11
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Re: Got my copy of Textpattern Solutions today

lee wrote:

Cart and checkout pages are built using “wfCart”:htp://www.webforcecart.com. Like I said, overall I think this is a good book, but the e-commerce bit is there just to sell the book.

definitely agree. the e-commerce section was a let down. all it explained was how to make a regular website and then “oh by the way i just used a free shopping cart class and implemented it into my site.”

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#30 2007-06-26 15:35:23

alexandra
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From: Cologne, Germany
Registered: 2004-04-02
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Re: Got my copy of Textpattern Solutions today

Brilliant book!!! I did not expect it to be soooo great – awesome! Thanks all for it. Will write a german amazon review soon.

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#31 2007-06-26 19:30:00

masa
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From: Asturias, Spain
Registered: 2005-11-25
Posts: 1,091

Re: Got my copy of Textpattern Solutions today

I agree with Alexandra, the book is excellent!

It’s hands down THE reference for anyone getting started with TXP – I wish I’d had it a year ago, but better late than never :-)

I also like the fact that the authors took the time to look at related issues such as setting up local testing environments with XAMP and MAMP – the platform-agnostic approach in general adds a lot of value to the book.

And then there’s the fantastic Textile reference that reveals a lot of gems I wasn’t aware of.

Anyway, for me this book proves the fact that a hard copy reference beats online resources anytime, especially when I think of all the hours I spent browsing the FAQs etc. and compile them into a searchable PDF.

Cheers Martin

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#32 2007-07-09 13:38:50

chinesedream
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Registered: 2006-09-05
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Re: Got my copy of Textpattern Solutions today

I just ordered mine from amazon an hour ago! can’t wait to read it, and I will help promote the book :)

Hope this book is a big hit and that it can generate some incomes for you guys.

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#33 2007-07-19 23:45:08

aesop1
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Registered: 2004-09-19
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Re: Got my copy of Textpattern Solutions today

I bought it too—just skimmed it so far. Looks really good. Hoping to buy copies for my clients—let’s keep it in print.

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#34 2007-07-25 13:14:10

kevinpotts
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From: Kansas City
Registered: 2004-12-07
Posts: 366
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Re: Got my copy of Textpattern Solutions today

For those producing Textpattern sites for clients (like me), the book is a good resource if they want to learn more about the system. For some, I just produce a simple Word file going over the process of adding an article, but for the ones wanting to get their hands dirty, the book is great because it explains why things work the way they do, not just how.

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#35 2007-08-05 19:25:52

panza
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Registered: 2007-06-28
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Re: Got my copy of Textpattern Solutions today

Just started reading the book a few days ago. I must say, after a good start I am completely puzzled right now trying to figure out the txp tags. In my opinion the author did a sloppy job explaining the presentation part regarding the txp tags, not very noob proof – at all. I will however not give up and am sure that things will get clearer later on. Don’t take this as a criticism, just an opinion of someone who never used a cms before and has no knowledge about scripting.

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#36 2007-08-05 23:41:10

iblastoff
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Re: Got my copy of Textpattern Solutions today

maybe this will help a little with understanding textpatterns presentation model

on another note, anyone know why the book isn’t mentioned at all on txpmag.com? not in an article, not even in the books section! i wrote to the author(s) about this via their contact form several weeks ago with no reply. shrug

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